School District Elections

  • School Board Elections

    The next school board election for Forest Lake Area Schools will take place on November 3, 2020. Four school board seats will be up for election at that time.

    All board members serve at-large, so the candidates who receive the highest numbers of votes overall are elected. School board member serve four-year terms.

    NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the period for filing affidavits of candidacy for the office of school board member of Independent School District No. 831 shall begin on July 28, 2020, and shall close at 5:00 o'clock p.m. on August 11, 2020. 
    The general election shall be held on Tuesday, November 3, 2020. At that election, 4 members will be elected to the School Board for terms of four (4) years each. 
    Affidavits of Candidacy are available from the school district clerk, Forest Lake Area School District No. 831 Superintendent’s office at 6100 N. 210th St., Forest Lake, MN 55025. The District Office is open Monday - Friday, 7:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.  The filing fee for this office is $2.00.  A candidate for this office must be an eligible voter, must be 21 years of age or more on assuming office, must have been a resident of the school district from which the candidate seeks election for thirty (30) days before the general election, and must have no other affidavit on file for any other office at the same primary or next ensuing general election. 

    The affidavits of candidacy must be filed in the office of the school district clerk and the filing fee paid prior to 5:00 o'clock p.m. on August 11, 2020. 

    Dated:  June 4, 2020  BY ORDER OF THE SCHOOL BOARD 
                                                                                                            BY ORDER OF THE SCHOOL BOARD
                                                                                                            Kate Luthner              
                                                                                                            School District Clerk
                                                                                                            Independent School District No. 0831 (Forest Lake Area Schools)
                                                                                                            State of Minnesota
    Questions can be directed to Joy Mouch at 651-982-8104 or

    School District Referendum Elections

    At this time, no referendum elections have been set forth by the school board of Forest Lake Area Schools. If a referendum election is called for by the board, information on that election will be posted here.

    Voter information for election day, and early (absentee) voting 

    Prior to Election Day

    Voters who have not registered to vote in their current precinct may do so online or through the mail. Registration forms and information are available at Prior to Election Day, early (absentee) voting is also available. Voters can request, receive and cast an absentee ballot in one visit to the county election office (county-specific information can be found below).

    On Election Day

    On Election Day, every voter will have a designated polling place. Voters who have not registered prior to election day may register in-person, with proof of residency, at their polling place. Polling locations are not permanent and locations may change from one election to another, so voters are encouraged to check their polling location for early voting and Election Day voting here:

    Minnesota Secretary of State’s Voting Assistance Site


    Washington County Election Information


    Anoka County Election Information

    (763) 323-5275

    Chisago County Election Information